The largest of Henderson’s three Water Street casinos is slowly headed back to action, shuttered since last March, but returning with a new look, owner, and name.
Sold by Boyd Gaming Corp. to DeSimone Gaming last December for an undisclosed sum, the Eldorado filed paperwork to begin an exterior makeover and install new signage to reveal it will be renamed as The Pass Casino.
A nod to owner Joseph DeSimone’s other casino property, the 89-year-old Railroad Pass Casino, The Pass plans a modern and Art Deco design palette, including an attractive satin finish with a blue, bronze, and white color scheme, the restoration of the neon star looming over the front entrance, and adding an LED display board above the front door.
The proposed changes also remove signs that previously promoted “great food” and a “$7.77 Steak & shrimp” deal at Mary’s Diner, the casino’s retro-inspired, sole dining space.
DeSimone took over the Railroad Pass Casino, located seven miles to the southeast, back in 2014, creating the DeSimone’s Steakhouse and upgrading the 24/7 Iron Rail Cafe.
Yet to share if the Pass intends to overhaul its own restaurant options, next door neighbor Rainbow Club & Casino reopened its doors last fall, returning with successful new restaurant Triple B — Brooks Brothers Burgers from chef Scott Pajak.
An estimated opening date for The Pass Casino has not been announced.
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